TRANSVULCANIA 2022 BY UTMB (20-23OCT): REGISTRATION, RACES AND PROGRAM
TRANSVULCANIA 2022 BY UTMB (20-23OCT): REGISTRATION, RACES AND PROGRAM. Our MOUNTAIN RACING CALENDAR 2022 celebrates the return of the race in La Palma after three years, now managed by a multinational company.
Transvulcania joins the UTMB World Series, as the third round in the Iberian Peninsula, after Aran by UTMB and Trail 100 Andorra. This is how we lived the passage through the Ref. Pilar in the last edition 2019.
TRANSVULCANIA 2022 BY UTMB (20-23OCT):
REGISTRATION, RACES AND PROGRAM
Transvulcania by UTMB returns to La Palma, three years later. After as we tell you in our special section TRANSVULCANIA, first it was the Covid-19 and, later, the eruption of a volcano, but if something has shown the palmero character is that it has a great capacity for resilience, to resurface and demonstrate that they are stronger than the volcano.
From October 20 to 23, Isla Bonita will once again host thousands of runners to celebrate the great trail running party. Transvulcania by UTMB maintains its four distances, Ultramarathon, Marathon, Half Marathon, and the Vertical Challenge, with a single goal.
Pre-registration period: From 1 to 28 of March.
TRANSVULCANIA BY UTMB 2022: THE RACES
As planned for 2021, the Ultramarathon, Marathon and Half Marathon will end in Los Llanos de Aridane. The changes mainly affect the Half Marathon that, in previous editions, ran from the Fuencaliente Lighthouse to the Pilar Refuge, sharing the first section of the ultra along the Route of the Volcanoes.
HALF MARATHON: In order to avoid a greater affection to the Natural Monument Volcanoes of Teneguía, the exit of the distance of 21 kilometers to the Roque de los Muchachos has been modified, so that the test will have a prolonged descent to Tazacorte to, later, face the last five kilometers of ascent to the ‘heart’ of Los Llanos de Aridane.
MARATHON: The Marathon will finally be able to premiere its new route. It will start at El Pino de La Virgen (El Paso) at 853 meters and, from there, after a steep climb, it will link with the GR 131 Long Distance trail, passing through El Puerto de Tazacorte, to end at Los Llanos de Aridane.
ULTRAMARATHON: The queen test of the Transvulcania by UTMB®, the Ultramarathon, will start at the Fuencaliente Lighthouse, running entirely along the GR 131 Long Distance trail, popularly known as the Cane Route, to the Port of Tazacorte.
From that point it will link with the GR 130, Camino Real de la Costa, to the finish line, located in the Plaza de España of Los Llanos de Aridane.
KIDS AND JUNIOR: Transvulcania by UTMB® also turns to the trail running quarry and organizes the modality for kids and juniors who want to enjoy with their families a test in the middle of nature through the trails of La Palma.
TRANSVULCANIA 2022: PROGRAM 20-23OCT.
Transvulcania by UTMB will start on Thursday, October 20 with the vertical challenge, and two days later, on Saturday 22, the reference race of the event, the Ultramarathon, will take place between Fuencaliente and Los Llanos de Aridane Marathon.
That same Saturday the Marathon will be held, with departure in the municipality of El Paso and arrival in Los Llanos de Aridane. The domigo will arrive an unprecedented Half Marathon. Starting at the top of the island in the Roque de Los Muchachos, you will descend to the iconic finish line of Los Llanos de Aridane.
In addition, during those days the Runner’s Fair will be held, an event in which more and more firms show their interest, and an excellent opportunity for the enjoyment of trail and mountain lovers.
TRANSVULCANIA: PHOTO GALLERY BY MAYAYO.
UTMB WORLD SERIES 2022 CALENDAR
To date, 15 events have been confirmed to be part of the inaugural 2022 UTMB® World Series and more races will be announced in the coming weeks. To receive the latest news, you can register here.
We start with the PROVISIONAL calendar and continue now with more details.
UTMB® World Series Events 2022 (confirmed on 5th November 2021)
- Tarawera Ultramarathon by UTMB (New Zeland) 12Feb
- Ultra-Trail Australia by UTMB (Australia) 12-15may
- Trail du Saint-Jacques by UTMB® (France), 11 june
- Mozart 100 by UTMB (Austria) 18jun
- La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail® by UTMB® (Italy), 23-26 june
- Trail 100 Andorra by UTMB® (Andorra), 24-26 june
- Val d’Aran by UTMB (Spain) 7-10JUL
- UTMB Mont-Blanc (Francia, Italia, Suiza) 22-28AUG
- Nice Côte d’Azur by UTMB® (France), 22-25 september
- Puerto Vallarta México by UTMB® (México), october
- TransLantau by UTMB (Hong Kong), november
- Thailand by UTMB (Thailand) NOV
- Panda Trail by UTMB (China) dates to be confirmed
- Gaoligong by UTMB (China) Dates to be confirmed
UTMB WORLD SERIES: HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Already in recent years we saw UTMB modify the entry method for the UTMB races held in August in Chamonix that favored the finalists of the BY UTMB and UTWT races through the Running Stones and shortcuts, UTMB gives a twist and launches this project.
How does the new circuit work? The new circuit is self-presented in a big way, without complexes: “A revolution for sport that will unite the trail running community through a new integrated sports system open to all. Inspired by UTMB’s high standards, runners will be able to participate in the most beautiful events on the planet.”
IMPORTANT! This circuit will be the only way for riders to start their journey to Mont-Blanc, France, where the prestigious finals will take place. Undoubtedly, a model that Ironman has already applied for years with its mythical end in KONA. And that logically, it seeks to replicate now with CHamonix as a mecca of the world ultra trail.
The UTMB World Series seeks to be the dominant circuit of this sport. To this end, four categories have been defined: 20K, 50K, 100K, and 100M, based on km-effort.
UTMB INDEX: HOW IS IT AND HOW DOES IT WORK
Runners can register directly to the UTMB World Series Events and those with a valid UTMB Index will gain privileged access to register.
The UTMB index is based on the sport’s first ranking system and can be achieved by completing at least one UTMB® World Series Major, UTMB® World Series Event race or by participating in one of the thousands of UTMB® World Series Qualifier races around the world in the last 24 months.
The performance index created by Didier Curdy in 2014 is at the heart of the new UTMB World Series sports system. It has been applied first through ITRA and now from UTMB over the years. In this time, it has proven its relevance and quality.
The performance index will now be accessible only from the new website utmb.world. UTMB is completely separated from ITRA. It stops recognizing ITRA points and refers to its own UTMB points exclusively, both for the popular and the elite.
- Popular: It serves to pass the minimum access to be able to pay a bib, from 1 to 30 points (now renamed as “running stones”)
- Elites: elite They receive a courtesy number free of charge, if they exceed the set level, from 1 to 1,000 points. will continue to provide the level of performance of each rider participating in the UTMB World Series races.
IMPORTANT: UTMB NO LONGER RECOGNIZES ITRA POINTS.
The ITRA points that the races give to the popular will NOT be used to run in Chamonix. The ITRA ranking of elites will NO longer serve to achieve elite invitations to UTMB either.
UTMB INDEX: CAREER CATEGORIES AND PERFORMANCE INDEX
The performance index is calculated for each of the 4 racing categories of the UTMB World Series 20K, 50K, 100K and 100M.
A valid performance index is achieved by completing at least one UTMB World Series Major, UTMB World Series Event or UTMB World Series Qualifier race in the corresponding category in the last 24 months. Once a race category has been activated, all races from the last 36 months will be used to calculate the performance index.
Trail runners also receive an overall performance index calculated by combining results from all race categories. The overall performance index is available as soon as a valid performance index is achieved in a category: 20K, 50K, 100K and 100M.
UTMB INDEX: BENEFITS OF A PERFORMANCE INDEX
Runners with a valid performance index will have privileged access to register for a UTMB® World Series or UTMB® World Series Major event and will use their performance index to validate their entry into the lottery of the UTMB® World Series finals.
Privileged access * corresponds to:
- Exclusive pre-sale period
- Prices guaranteed for early booking
- Access to races on a first-come, first-served basis
* Excluding sold-out races where a draw will be organized. In the event of a tie, the subscription will be exclusive to the holders of the performance index.
In cases where the UTMB World Series Event organization or the UTMB World Series Major requires proof of previous racing experience, runners must demonstrate that they possess a valid performance index of 50K, 100K or 100M.
Check your Performance Index in utmb.world: Here is the example of our colleague Mayayo.
In utmb.world you will find the results of your most recent races and the update of your Performance Index based on your results. The consultation is free to access, but now you can create an account at no cost to access detailed statistics and link your broker registration to your account.
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